Of Pride & Prayer
Soul Snack 180/14 ... Beware the pride of prayer. Audit the performance of public displays, or the inner comparisons to others during private devotions.
Worship does not make a man temptation proof. To dwell with God is no fence from evil.
Remember satan dwelt in heaven, discussed the news with God, kicked a football around with God, ate with God and probably even began his meals each day with grace, as he wilfully looked his Father in the eyes. But he only remained in heaven until pride was found in him.
Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth... (Ezekiel 28:17)
The essential vice, the utmost evil, is pride. Un-chastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison. It was through pride that the devil became the devil. Pride leads to every other vice; it is the complete anti-God state of mind. ~ C.S.Lewis
Satan will surely come (for he is now here upon earth) with hearty congratulations to prayers spoken well (even if they really are not) whether in public or private.
Keep humble sentences with the Lord, then there is less runway for satan to land on.
Today's Soul Snippet:
Pride is the aphrodisiac to sin.
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ENJOY ~ Making Sense of Pride